13 Jul 2014

Emma O’Brien lands National title as AmyRose Farrell wins in Development competition (photos included)

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Fresh from last weeks exploits we were back in action this weekend and a big congratulations to our five competitors who all secured top three finishes and in particular to Emma O’Brien and AmyRose Farrell who secured National titles on Saturday and Sunday. Another great weekend for the club.

Saturday:
The Glohealth Juvenile Development All Ireland’s took place in Tullamore on Saturday and AmyRose was our lone participant and in only her second race for the club she produced a magnificent performance to win the U15 girls 800m in 2 mins 24 secs. It was a fantastic run at this level with so little experience and no doubt many more great performances to come in the Club colours. Well done AmyRose.

Sunday:
Day three at Tullamore track was the turn of the National Championships and our sprinters & hurdlers didn’t disappoint. Once again Emma O’Brien led the way with an exciting win in the U12 60m. She was the fastest qualifier in 8.51 secs which set the tone for the finals. The final produced another great race and in a tight finish she was victorious with another PB of 8.48 secs and what a way to sign off on her season with this fine result and Glohealth Juvenile National title.

Laura Gallagher had an equally impressive third place finish in the same final with another PB of 8.57 secs and this again is a great reward for all her hard work throughout the year.

Well done to both girls and the club is extremely proud of your performances in the U12 age group this year.

Tommy O’Brien has had a very consistent year at both club and schools level and put the the disappointment of narrowly missing out on Tailteann games selection with a fine third place finish in the U17 110h in 14.02 secs. Well done Tommy.

Kristina O’Connor went through a bit of a roller coaster when her final had to be rerun due to technical difficulties but she did remarkably well to keep her composure and a fine third place finish in the girls U13 80m. Another consistent run at 10.88 secs and another great few weeks for Kristina. Well done.

Please see full results here

Please see Flickr photos here

Congratulations to you all and enjoy a well deserved break.

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